Memorials: Iconography

Agosta, L. 1983

‘Speaking stones: New England grave carving and the emblematic tradition’, Markers 3, 47–70.

Ames, K. 1981

‘Ideologies in stone: meanings in Victorian gravestones’, Journal of Popular Culture, 14, 4, 641-656.

Awberry, G. 1998

‘Of graves and epitaphs: dialect archaeology and Welsh churchyards’, Language and Development, 5, 44-50.

Baghdad Mohamed, H. 2013

‘Funerary inscriptions in Algeria: anthropo-philosophical reflections’, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Thought, 3:2, 37-49.

Ben-Ur, A. 2003

‘Still life: Sephardi, Ashkenazi and West African art and form in Suriname’s Jewish cemeteries’, American Jewish History, 92:1, 31-79.

Bergenren, C. 1982

Folk art on gravestones: the Glorious Contrast’, Markers 2, 171–83.

Brennan, M. 2011

‘Geological survey of historical cemeteries, Jamestown, Rhode Island, 1693-1900’, Historical Archaeology, 45:4, 102-14.

Brown, H. 2008

A Scottish Graveyard Miscellany: Exploring the Folk Art of Scotland’s Gravestones, Edinburgh: Berlinn.

Clark, A., Johnson, A. & Matthews, D. 2019

‘The gendered language of gravestones: a comparative study of central and northern Appalachian cemeteries’ in S.Brunn & R. Kehrein (eds) Handbook of the Changing World Language Map, Springer, 1839-1851.

Clegg, F. 1984

‘Problems of symbolism in cemetery monuments’, Journal of Garden History, 4:3, 307–15.

Cooper, G. 2011

‘Stories told in stone: gravestone iconography and genealogical research’, Northwest Ohio History, 79:1, 15-21.

Deetz, J. 1977

In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life, New York: Anchor Books.

Dethlefson, E. & Deetz, J. 1966

‘Death’s heads, cherubs and willow trees: experimental archaeology in colonial cemeteries’, American Antiquities, 31: 502-10.

Drenton, J., McManus, K., and Labrecque, L. 2017

‘Graves, gifts and the bereaved consumer: a restorative perspective of gift exchange’, Consumption Markets and Culture, 20: 5, 423-455.

Elliott, B. 2016

‘Proclaiming modernity in the monument trade: Barre Granite, Vermont Marble, and national advertising’, in S. Dobscha (ed.) Death in a Consumer Culture, London: Routledge, 13-29.

Eskdaile, K. 1946

English Church Monuments 1510-1840, London: Batsford.

Fernández, E. 2011

‘Euphemistic conceptual metaphors in epitaphs from Highgate Cemetery’, Review of Cognitive Linguistics. Published under the auspices of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association, 9:1, 198-225.

Finch, J. 1991

‘“According to the qualitie and degree of the person deceased”: funerary monuments and the construction of social identities 1400-1750′, Scottish Archaeological Review, 8, 105-14.

Gustavsson, A. 2011

Cultural Studies on Death and Dying in Scandanavia, Oslo: Novus Press.

Gustavsson, A. 2015

‘Death, dying and bereavement in Norway and Sweden in recent times’, Humanities, 4:2, 224-235.
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